Ashtanga Hridayam

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Study the ancient Ayurvedic text at your own pace with convenient recordings

17 Parts available - 18-23 hours each

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Course Information

Earn Continuing Education Credits: Students are encouraged to submit their program to the National Ayurvedic Medical Association for PACE credits upon completion.

Who should take this course?

No prerequisites

This series is designed for Ayurvedic students, professionals and enthusiasts. There is no prerequisite to join, though we recommend a foundation in Ayurvedic principles (like our Principles of Ayurveda all online course) to support your comprehension of the material.

If you are new to Ayurveda, this series will set a stellar foundation for your studies. We recommend starting from the beginning: Part 1 – The Quest for Longevity: Foundational Principles of Ayurveda.

If you have already commenced your studies in Ayurveda, journeying into the root text will allow you to further immerse yourself and become truly outstanding in the field.

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How can I attend this course?


Each part of the Ashtanga Hridayam content is video-based including 15 hours of recorded lectures. Each lesson is delivered by master faculty member, Vaidya. Jayarajan Kodikannath (BSc, BAMS).


During your learning process, you can start and stop the videos at any point and rewatch them throughout your course access.

6 months access

You’ll receive immediate access to your course upon purchase and enjoy continued access for 6 months. This will be ample time to view and complete your initial study of the 15 hours of course video content, with the option to review them anytime throughout your remaining access period.

Learn at your unique pace

This program can be taken 100% online and is entirely self-paced. Upon registration, you'll gain access to our elearning portal where all your course materials, videos and resources are located.


Our courses are powered by a robust elearning system that connects our global community of students and faculty. The elearning portal is where students may access all of their course information, materials and curriculum, including: schedule, class slide decks, class notes and links to live streaming class sessions. The elearning portal is also where tests and assignments are conducted, and where students may submit questions.


The Ashtanga Hridayam, the “Heart or Essence of all the Eight Branches of Ayurveda,” is one of the primary ancient root texts of Ayurveda. Today, the Ashtanga Hridayam continues to serve as a root source for Ayurvedic philosophy and protocol, providing clear guidelines in all aspects of health.

As an Ayurveda student, practitioner, or enthusiast, you know how important it is to use the authentic teachings of the ancient Vedic texts. During this series, you will be guided through the Ashtanga Hridayam word-by-word, illuminating the deepest aspects of the Ayurvedic principles. You’ll learn to chant the slokas, experience the richness of the beautiful ancient verse and feel the healing vibration of the words – the heart of Ayurveda!


Part 1: The Quest for Longevity

Part 2: Daily Regimen for Health and Longevity

Part 3: Seasonal Regimen and Guidelines for Disease Prevention

Part 4: Ayurvedic Principles of Nutrition

Part 5: Properties of Food Ingredients & Healing Herbs

Part 6: Natural Medicinal Ingredients, Food Combining & Preserving

Part 7: Dietary Guidelines and the Impact of Foods on the Mind-Body

Part 8: The Keys to Balanced Doshas and Vitality

Part 9: The Doshas & Disease Management

Part 10: Healing Ingredient Classification, Oleation & Sudation

Part 11: Panchakarma & Detoxification from Preparation to Practice

Part 12: Panchakarma & Cleansing Procedures

Part 13: Instruments, Eye Therapies and Bloodletting

Part 14: Wound Care and Skin Interventions

Part 15: Reproduction from Preconception to Postnatal Care

Part 16: Pregnancy Complications, Healthy Development and Expressions of Mind-Body Systems

Part 17: Marma Classification, Injury Management & Dreams



Vaidya. Jayarajan Kodikannath (BSc, BAMS)

Vaidya. Jayarajan Kodikannath is a classically trained Ayurvedic Doctor and an accomplished teacher representing a lineage of Ayurveda practitioners from Kerala, India currently working as the Executive Vice President of KAL India and CEO of Kerala Ayurveda (USA).

Suffused with expertise in Traditional Indian Medicine (Ayurveda) practices especially Panchakarma (Ayurvedic detoxification), a specialty of Kerala Ayurveda tradition, Vaidya. Jayarajan worked as the Chief Medical Officer of the award-winning Ayurvedic Health Resort, Ayurvedagram in Bangalore, India for more than 10 years before relocating to the U.S. in 2010.

He is currently the President of the National Ayurveda Medical Association (NAMA). He is an accomplished teacher for the advanced courses in Ayurveda and the resource person for various training programs conducted in traditional Ayurvedic therapies and medicine. He was on the Board of Directors of California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM) and on the Curriculum Board of Bastyr University to create the Masters in Ayurveda program. His corporate sessions and workshops on applications of Ayurveda in daily life, stress management and BMS (Body, Mind & Soul) are immensely popular.

Vaidya. Jayarajan is actively involved in various research projects of Kerala Ayurveda. He has presented several papers on Ayurveda in national and international seminars. His debut publication The Parent’s Complete Guide to Ayurveda can be found wherever books are sold.

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$75 per part

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